Travel From North America To Japan By Sea – New Cargo-Passenger Route From CMA CGM Features 355 sq ft VIP Suites On One Ship

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The CMA CGM Fidelio is equipped with two large VIP passenger suites of 355 sq ft each

With the annoucement by CMA CGM of its new Columbus PNW service, North America is regaining a regular sea travel connection to Japan. Effective this spring, three French-flag ships will be sailing from Seattle and Vancouver to Yokohama on a regular basis. As other carriers have been turning down Japan-bound travellers this will be a first of a kind for Japan for several years.

The first passenger sailing will by the the CMA CGM Rigoletto from Seattle on April 30 and Vancouver on May 2, arriving at Yokohama on May 16. The fare for the 14-day voyage from Vancouver to Yokohama is €1,540 per person double and €1,680 to €1,820 for sole use of a double cabin. Sister ship CMA CGM Medea will charge the same fares. Each is fitted with three twin cabins, one double and one single, measuring between 200 and 250 sq ft each.

The third ship, however, the CMA CGM Fidelio, is fitted with two very large VIP suites, measuring 355 sq ft each. The Fidelio sails from Seattle on May 20 and Vancouver on May 22, arriving Yokohama on June 7. The VIP suite fare from Vancouver to Yokohama is €1,820 per person double and €2,100 for sole use of a suite and she will return every 42 days thereafter.

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In the reverse direction it is also possible to book from Yokohama back to Seattle but the voyage takes 31 days as the ship calls at four ports in China and Pusan in South Korea on its way back to North America,

For further details on any CMA CGM voyage please contact Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express Now Offers Four Container Ships And Liberty Bridge One For 29 Passenger Berths On The North Atlantic

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Four passenger-carrying container ships now operate in CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express service

With two ships being transferred in from its Liberty Bridge service and two more from Pacific Express 3, CMA CGM’s Amerigo Express service is now up to four passenger-carrying ships running between Mediterranean ports and US ports between New York and Miami.

With a 42-day round voyage, four ships means a departure on average every ten days. Two ships don’t carry passengers, meaning passenger service four weeks out of six, or good year-round coverage, with more than 30 sailings a year in each direction.

Ports served in the US include New York, Norfolk, Savannah and Miami, while Mediterranean calls are made at Algeciras, Malta, Salerno, Livorno, Genoa, For-sur-Mer, Barcelona and Valencia before returning to New York.

The CMA CGM Amber and CMA CGM Coral, transferred in from the Liberty Bridge service, each carry five passengers in one Owners Double cabin and three Singles, while the CMA CGM Florida and CMA CGM Georgia (above), which came from Pacific Express 3, carry six passengers in two Double cabins and one Twin cabin.

Typical Amerigo Express fares are Genoa to New York (15 days, €1,915), Barcelona to New York (12 days, €1,795), New York to Genoa (27 days, €3,355), New York to Algeciras (18 days, €2,275), Miami to Genoa (20 days, €2,515) and Miami to Algeciras (11 days, €1,655).  Fares include booking fee and helicopter evacuation insurance. Please apply for other ports.

Meanwhile, the CMA CGM La Traviata has replaced the CMA CGM Amber and CMA CGM Opal on the Liberty Bridge service, with seven passenger berths offered in two Twin cabins and three Singles. The route is Le Havre to New York, Norfolk, Savannah and Charleston, with return to Southampton, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Le Havre, with a sailing every 35 days.

Typical Liberty Bridge fares are New York to Southampton (20 days, €2,515) Southampton to New York (15 days, €1,915), Le Havre to New York (9 days, €1,375) and Le Havre to Savannah (14 days, €1,795). Fares include booking fee and helicopter evacuation insurance. Please apply for other ports

For further details on any of these North Atlantic routes please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

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New Canaries Cargo-Passenger Service Between Antwerp And Las Palmas By The Tim S – 10 Days Each Way

Tim SFor years now, since Safmarine’s “Big Whites” disappeared, passengers have sought a means of travelling by sea to and from the Canary Islands. But cargo ships have only offered round trip voyages between north Europe and the islands. Now, however, we are able to offer a 10-day voyage in each direction on the 44,135-ton Tim S, with a three-week interlude in the Canaries.

Ports of call for this voyage after leaving Antwerp are Le Havre, Sines and Casablanca, and on the northbound voyage just Le Havre. The ship, built in 2005, features one double-bedded Owners Cabin and two Single Cabins and is operated from Antwerp by R Schepers & Co.

As the Tim S is engaged in the West Africa trade, and passengers are not allowed on board for those calls, she effectively has to disembark all passengers at Las Palmas. She then spends 22 days running down the West African coast before turning up in Las Palmas harbour again three weeks later for her return trip to Antwerp.

The voyage in either direction between Antwerp and Las Palmas takes 10 days and the passenger fare is €1,202 (about £1,085) per person in either direction, including port charges, deviation insurance and booking fee.

For further details please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email PassageEnquity@aol.com.

New Connection To Australia: By CMA CGM Container Ship Europe To Singapore & P&O Cruise Ship Between Singapore And Australia

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CMA CGM Fidelio is one of eight 10-passenger container ships now running to Singapore.

Note: Hanjin is no longer in business, but CMA CGM now offers regular passenger service from Barcelona, Valencia and Malta to Singapore.

When direct cargo-passenger space between Europe and Australia becomes scarce, since Singapore has become a base port for P&O Cruises Australia, we can now offer can P&O Australia for connecting services between Singapore and Australian ports. Several sailings scheduled over the next couple of years will be available for connecting cargo ship travellers, as well as overlanders seeking to reach Australia.

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P&O Australia’s Pacific Eden will perform most of the Singapore-Australia connecting voyages

Express cargo ship voyages are available from Barcelona to Singapore in about 34 days to connect with P&O Australia sailings. 

P&O Cruises Australia Voyages from Singapore to Australia

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN – Singapore (August 15, 2017) to Cairns (September 1, 2017)

Singapore – Fremantle – Bali – Makassar – Komodo – Makassar – Dili – Darwin – Cooktown – Cairns (14 nights).

m.v. PACIFIC PEARL – Singapore (August 16, 2017) to Sydney (September 2, 2017)

Singapore – Fremantle – Bali – Komodo – Dili – Darwin – Cooktown – Cairns – Whitsunday – Brisbane – Sydney (16 nights).

P&O Cruises Australia Voyages from Australia to Singapore

m.v. PACIFIC EDEN – Fremantle (June 12, 2017) to Singapore (June 24, 2017)

Fremantle – Komodo – Makassar – Lombok – Bali – Probilinggo – Jakarta – Singapore (12 nights).

For further details of of how to book any of the above voyages please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on+44 (0)20 7723 2450 or email us at PassageEnquiry@outlook.com.

Four-Ship Europe-Singapore Cargo-Passenger Service Offered By Peter Doehle On The Hanjin Run

Hanjin AsiaConnections to and from Singapore are now made by four 5-passenger ships of the Hanjin Asia class

Notice: No further passenger service is offered on any Hanjin route.

Now that so many European container services sail to Malaysian ports such as Port Kelang and Tanjung Telepas, there is only one regular cargo-passenger service left between Europe and Singapore.

These fast express  voyages are now available on a 63-day round trip (speeded up from 77 days) from Hamburg, Rotterdam and Algeciras to Singapore and China. The voyage from Algeciras to Singapore takes only 18 days. In the reverse direction, a fast and frequent 22-day cargo-passenger service is available from Singapore to Hamburg.Calls after Singapore are made at Yantian, Pusan, Shanghai and back to Yantian and Singapore again.

These particular cargo-passenger services are offered by four Peter Doehle-owned ships on the Hanjin route (Hanjin Africa, Hanjin Asia, Hanjin Blue Ocean and Hanjin Harmony), with bookings by Frachtschiff-Touristik Kapt Peter Zylmann. Each of the 2012-built ships has one Double Owners cabin and three single cabins.

For further details of booking passage to or from Singapore or other ports please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

CMA CGM’s New Kingston Container Terminal Brings About A Return Of Cargo-Passenger Service To And From Jamaica

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CMA CGM’s intention to make Kingston, Jamaica, into a Caribbean hub port has brought about a revival of regular passenger links between Europe and Jamaica, as well as a new opportunity to take a local Caribbean freighter cruise from Kingston to countries where passengers used to cruise in banana boats.

With Kingston’s proximity to the mouth of the newly-enlarged Panama Canal, CMA CGM has acquired a thirty-year concession to run the Kingston Container Terminal. The terminal, once enlarged, will have 14 gantry cranes and an annual throughput potential of 3.6 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TEUs).

The four 12-passenger container ships that previously operated on the French West Indies Line, CMA CGM Fort St Georges, Fort St Louis, Fort St Pierre and Fort Ste Marie, now offer 33 passenger-carrying sailings a year, sailing from Rotterdam, London, Hamburg, Antwerp and Le Havre to Caucedo in the Dominican Republic and then Kingston, Jamaica, before making three calls in Central America and returning to Kingston once more before heading back to the same ports in Europe. The UK terminal is DP World’s new London Gateway Terminal, which opened in November 2013.

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One-way passenger service is available to or from any of the ports mentioned. From London to Kingston takes 17 days and the fare is €1,985 per person double or €2,155 single while Kingston to London takes 14 days with a fare of €1,655 per person double or €1,795 single including extras. Each ship accommodates a maximum of twelve passengers in one Owners Cabin, four Twin cabins and two Single cabins and features a swimming pool and passenger lounge. Dining is with the officers and includes complimetary table wine with lunch and dinner.

A new cargo-passenger cruise is also offered on these ships, round trip from Kingston. The 11-night cruise takes in Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala), Puerto Cortes (Honduras) and Puert Limon (Costa Rica). The 11-night cruise costs €1,325 per person double or €1,435 for a single cabin.

The Transatlantic voyages and the Caribbean cruise can also be taken together as a 42-day cruise, with fares of €4,735 per person double or €5,155 single. The Owners suite is available for an additional €10 per person per day.

With a three-times monthly Transatlantic service and the same for the round the Caribbean cruise from Kingston, capacity on each route is about 36 berths a month, or 430 travellers annually in each direction to and from Jamaica.

For further details on cargo-passenger service to and from Jamaica and CMA CGM cargo ship voyages in general please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.

m.v. Leto Takes Over Europe-California Cargo-Passenger Service – Felixstowe to Long Beach Is 26 Days For £2,215 Single Or Double

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The Peter Doehle-owned m.v. Leto will be taking over the passenger service on MSC’s “USA West Coast Express” service from the MSC Corboba and MSC Monterey. The full round voyage is 56 days, and while other ports can also be booked, the voyage from Felixstowe to Long Beach is 26 days while that from Long Beach to Felixstowe 30 days.

The Leto‘s port rotation will be Felixstowe – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Sines (Portugal) – Panama Canal – Long Beach – Oakland – Manzanillo (Mexico) – Balboa – Panama Canal – Cristobal – Sines – Felixstowe. Her first departure has been scheduled for about July 8.

The ship can carry four passengers in one Owners Cabin and two Singles. Sample fare for the 26-day voyage Felixstowe to Long Beach is €2,714 (about £2,215 or $3,195) for either a single cabin or per person double (there is no single supplement, just single cabins).

A full US visa is required for all non-US and Canadian citizens and passengers are not booked to or from Sines, Portugal, nor Panamanian ports.

Note: Passenger service on this route has been suspended. November 2016.

For further details of either voyage please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail PassageEnquiry@aol.com.